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    Even though we're just a couple of weeks away from WWDC 2014, and with all the rumors that Apple will launch iOS 8 at the event, the amount of bugs that are still being reported with iOS 7.1.1 is quite significant for Apple to ignore. Customers have complained continuously about major battery draining issues with the recent update, but it seems that Apple plans to target some additional security and reliability issues with a software update very soon. Reports have it that we should keep a lookout for iOS 7.1.2, and that this software update plans to patch two major bugs that are quite ...

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    What exactly qualifies as a "remix?" How deluded do you have to be to believe in all these "Prime" rumors? Why are we so transfixed by the notion of lasers on smartphones, and so easily taken in by a smartphone commercial, if it's shot like a trailer for Inception? We tackle these questions, and the biggest announcement section in the history of the podcast, in episode 096 of the Pocketnow Weekly. No, that's not bragging – it's just an unavoidable symptom of a month packed with unboxings, hands-ons, product launches, and reviews (both forthcoming and already-published). But even in the ...

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    iMessage has some things that are cool, and some things that aren't. It does offer the advantage of letting you get the same message across Macs, iOS devices, but it has the huge disadvantage of being unpredictable. If for some reason your message doesn't get delivered through iOS, you can't control if it gets sent as an SMS, and that breaks the whole cross-device benefit. Even worse, it's not cross platform, and some new complaints show that it can be quite annoying. It seems that if you switch from an iPhone to an Android device, or even a Windows Phone, iMessage is not doing a good job ...

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    Earlier this month, Verizon Wireless announced that it was targeting a date sometime in 2013 for delivery of a new service to its customers. The new feature isn't a high-speed data option or device upgrade policy, but something much more mundane or critical, depending on your perspective: an SMS-to-911 backbone. Developed in partnership with TeleCommunication Systems, the system will allow customers in the United States to send SMS text messages to emergency-response call centers. This is something that's been in the works for a very long time, and it makes a lot of sense: I've talked ...

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